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  1. Erik Nachbahr: New Spear Phishing Threats and Tips to Reduce the Risk of an Attack at Your Dealership

    Erik Nachbahr: New Spear Phishing Threats and Tips to Reduce the Risk of an Attack at Your Dealership

    $0.00

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday August 10 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Erik Nachbahr of Helion Technologies
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLH2

    Hackers & Identity Thieves get more sophisticated… achieving trust via information found on Social Media- Auto dealerships are an attractive target.

    As more and more people have been alerted and cautioned not to click on email sent from someone they do not know, cyber criminals have sharpened their approach.

    Learn how this new version of Spear Phishing gets past your well-earned distrust of “strange email” by targeting social media-involved individuals within your auto dealer organization.

    Erik will explore:

    Social Media Spear Phishing - what it is and why dealerships are particularly susceptible.
    How cyber crooks can obtain and build familiarity with specific dealership employees and in the process, provide entry into your systems.
    Steps you can take to reduce the risk and prevent cyber intrusions.
    The importance of educating your employees to the dangers of Social Media Spear Phishing. Learn More
  2. Brooke Samples: Understanding the Automotive Financial Statement… for GMs and Dealership Department Managers

    Brooke Samples: Understanding the Automotive Financial Statement… for GMs and Dealership Department Managers

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday July 27 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints LLC
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLG4

    For those with little to no accounting training or background… How to read the financial statement to guide your management and grow profits

    Reading, understanding and analyzing patterns in your financial statements is the key skill of top performing dealership management. If you are just looking at a couple of ratios or target numbers, you are missing a lot… a lot of opportunity!

    Brooke will show you:

    What happens when you sell something… follow the transaction through the Financial Statement. What happens? Why?
    What happens when you buy something… how does that evidence itself in the Financial Statement & why it is important.
    Best practices for comparing the Financial Statement to your departmental reports and DOC… why they are different… when you should and should not worry.
    How to keep the Financial Statement accurate with daily self-audits… nothing worse than managing with corrupt data.
    How to read the Balance Sheet Accounts & how this knowledge can impact your performance.
    When and Why to compare your Statement to Benchmarks & Targets Learn More
  3. Rob Campbell & Lou Young: How to Apply for Retail Rates for Factory Reimbursed Warranty Claims

    Rob Campbell & Lou Young: How to Apply for Retail Rates for Factory Reimbursed Warranty Claims

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday July 20 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Rob Campbell & Lou Young of Withum Smith & Brown
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLG3

    Learn how to apply and receive retail rates for parts and labor for your factory warranty repairs… in accordance with 40+ state laws

    Withum Smith & Brown, via staff accountants and consultants assist dealers in many states with the complex submission needed to justify retail reimbursement rates for OEM warranty repairs.

    Visit with Rob & Lou as they detail:

    How to decide if making a submission is worth the time, effort and expense necessary
    How to compile a retail reimbursement sample required under individual state laws
    The differences from state to state that you need to be aware of to avoid wasted effort
    The differences from OEM to OEM in how they process these submissions
    How to respond if your sample and submission is rejected Learn More
  4. Stefan Drechsel: New Electronic Service Department Applications. What You Need to Know

    Stefan Drechsel: New Electronic Service Department Applications. What You Need to Know

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday July 13 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Stefan Drechsel of The Gillrie Institute
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLG2

    Service Scheduling and Appointments, Tablet-Based Walk Arounds, Electronic Multi-Point Inspections… What works? What doesn’t? What’s Worth the Price?

    When it comes to using new technology to make the service department process more efficient and effective, there are a lot of choices. New applications seem to pop up every day.

    Get current data and expertise on these systems from the pros at The Gillrie Institute.

    Before You Spend, Find Out:

    What applications and providers are dealers using? Successfully? Results?
    How satisfied are dealerships with both the applications and vendors?
    What’s next? What is coming down the pike in terms of service department automation? Learn More
  5. Don Tipton: How to Build a Killer Business Plan for Service

    Don Tipton: How to Build a Killer Business Plan for Service

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday June 29 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Don Tipton
    Program Length: 80 Minutes
    SKU: ELF5

    No Coasting… How to Become a Service Business Builder

    Benjamin Franklin said:

    “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

    Start Planning: become a Fixed Operations Business Builder and not just a caretaker.

    Join this presentation of Don Tipton’s popular workshop as he shows you how to create a bold, but very achievable Business Plan for your Service Department.

    Don will show you:

    How to identify areas in your service operation ripe for improvement
    How to analyze the 'structure' of your Service Dept… the staff and resources to capitalize on those opportunities
    How to set a net profit objective compatible with your 'structure' or vice versa
    How to determine if your 'process' is compatible with your goals
    How to create a 'marketing plan' to help your meet your objectives
    How to keep it all on track for the entire year
    Learn More
  6. Brooke Samples: How to Detect and Prevent Internal Theft

    Brooke Samples: How to Detect and Prevent Internal Theft

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday June 22 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Brooke Samples
    Program Length: 90 Minutes
    SKU: ELF4

    It is almost always the long-term and very trusted employee that ends up stealing the most. Common sense detection and prevention techniques…

    We all would like to think that this type of horror and disappointment won’t happen here… to us! But it is that very trust that makes you vulnerable. Let’s get a handle on this before it’s too late!

    Unfortunately, we have learned that, given the opportunity, some dealership employees (even those who are long term valued team members… and seemingly very loyal) can and will steal. And sometimes they can be “good people” just caught in a bad situation.

    Now… Which ones? And how do you stop this before temptation gets the better of them?

    You Will Discover:

    2 most important steps you can take today to reduce opportunities for employees to steal
    In which dealership departments are you most likely to find theft and/or embezzlement
    Why your most trusted and long-term employees should receive even greater scrutiny
    How to identify theft/risk areas and how to prioritize countermeasures
    How to stop the losses and save good people from self-destruction Learn More
  7. Christine Andrews & Rob Campbell: The Auto Controller WOW Factor - 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Create Quick Store-Wide Improvements

    Christine Andrews & Rob Campbell: The Auto Controller WOW Factor - 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Create Quick Store-Wide Improvements

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday June 8 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Christine Andrews & Rob Campbell of Withum Smith & Brown
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLF2

    Counting the money is an important job. But Exceptional Controllers do so much more. Learn what you can implement today to bring quick bottom line improvement.

    You will learn:

    The most useful tools to maintain profits
    How to help department managers improve their profit performance
    The importance of accruals to the bottom line
    Where real profits are hiding on the balance sheet
    What measures controllers can take to drive improved store-wide performance
    Learn More
  8. Kevin Baumgart: Focusing on Talent Management to Improve Dealership Operations

    Kevin Baumgart: Focusing on Talent Management to Improve Dealership Operations

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday, May 11 2017
    Featuring: Kevin Baumgart
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLE2

    Buyers have Changed… Your People Need to Change Too to be Successful… How to Hire Winners.

    It’s no secret that the key to your success relies heavily on the quality of the people you hire and manage.

    That basic truth has not changed, but as so many have been telling us for years, as generational cohorts come into their own, the needs, desires, habits and preferences of people have definitely changed. “That’s not your car buyer’s father in the showroom!”

    To keep pace, you need to hire and manage to match this new reality. You need to hire winners!

    You Will Learn:

    How more enlightened “people strategies” will improve dealership operations and profits
    How to identify the shifts in the labor market and how best to attract the best available talent
    About small team implementation and a sample organizational structure
    How to use “Career Pathing & Planning” for both sales and fixed ops staffing
    About sample pay plans that will address needs of younger generations Learn More
  9. Steve Nickelsen: Why So Many of the Dealer’s Truly Great Ideas Fail to Launch

    Steve Nickelsen: Why So Many of the Dealer’s Truly Great Ideas Fail to Launch

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Live Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Steve Nickelsen
    Program Length: 30 Minutes

    If you are a Dealer or GM, there is no shortage of new concepts, ideas and strategies that could make your dealership organization better! Yet so many great ideas fail at the execution stage… WHY?

    I know this has happened to you! You return from a 20-Group Meeting or the NADA Convention… or maybe you read an article or book that inspires and enthuses you to bring a specific improvement to your auto group or store.

    But when you present this ‘great idea’ to your management team, they smile, nod, stifle a groan… then they hope if they just ignore you for a couple of weeks, it will all go away.

    Or maybe, they argue about the wisdom of trying something new. Any of this sound familiar…

    Lame Excuses: “Our customers are different and they will not like this.” “We tried that once and it didn’t work.” “We don’t have the time.” But if others have found this idea successful, is any of this valid? More than likely NOT.

    Visit with Steve for just 30 minutes and he will show you:

    Why so many improvement plans fail to execute in your dealership or group
    Why having great ideas and opportunities is not enough to move from theory to practice
    Why dealerships are a particularly difficult environment to bring about improvement and change
    Why you so often hear the same lame and uninspired excuses
    How an Executive Virtual Coach can provide the implementation muscle that takes your great ideas and opportunities and turns them into increased efficiencies and profits. Learn More
  10. Joni Stuker with Ryan Bongard Internet Ups:  Guiding the Prospect from Email to Phone to Your Showroom

    Joni Stuker with Ryan Bongard Internet Ups: Guiding the Prospect from Email to Phone to Your Showroom

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday, May 4 2017
    Featuring: Joni Stuker with Ryan Bongard
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLE1

    A practical guide to keep your prospects "in the net" until you can greet them on the showroom floor.

    An alarming number of Internet prospects, up to 95% by some estimates, never make it into the showroom. Some aspect of the experience turns them off to your dealership.

    All too often it is the e-mail-to-phone transition that is the dead end to the sale!

    Converting online shoppers to showroom customers requires specially-designed processes and a well-developed skill set.

    Joni Stuker of Owner Connect has developed just such a game plan for auto retailers and she will share it with DealersEdge members during a special presentation.

    You Will Learn:

    The 10 Steps for Setting a Showroom Appointment using both inbound and outbound contacts
    How to create and use professional scripts to support your game plan
    The Essential Elements for building your value story over the phone
    Methods for staying in control of the call
    The deal breakers and how to overcome
    Telephone introductions that engage prospects and encourage questions that lead them to your showroom. Learn More

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